And it’s one that isn’t discussed too often. (Genesis 47:13-26) First, let us observe that the famine was extensive. Redeeming the Time, p. 108. The famine was so extensive that there was not any bread in … Genesis 47:8, Genesis 47:9.—M. Nicholson. King, Memoir and Sermons, p. 265; G. Brooks, Outlines of Sermons, p. 280. David Guzik :: Study Guide for Genesis 47 [A new version of this page can be found here] ... which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. Share This Post: Gen. 47:27-48:22 Locate the passage As great as it must have been for Joseph to have all of his family in Egypt with him, the final 17 years of Jacob’s life must have gone by quickly for him. Reconciliation Through Wisdom, Chapter 47-49. by Chester McCalley. Genesis 47:9 Those who looked only on the outer life of Jacob would scarcely have thought that his days were either few or evil. Genesis 47-49 Chapter 47 of Genesis contains a great lesson regarding self-sufficiency and preparing for the future. Usually when people talk about Joseph’s time in Egypt, the focus is on how he helped the entire country survive the great famine in the land. The text tells us that the famine was “in all the land” and further that it was in all “the land of Egypt” as well as in “all the land of Canaan” (v. 13). Category: Sermon Structure Tags: Genesis, Genesis 47, Genesis 48, Old Testament Narrative. References: Genesis 47:8.—D. The Lord definitely used Joseph for a great purpose.